Raydens Rays of Sunshine

When our sweet Rayden James was 3 months old, his parents noticed his left eye was smaller in size than his right and that it wasn't following objects . Following an appointment with his pediatrician, they were then sent to a pediatric retina specialist in their hometown of Wilmington North Carolina . That visit led to them being immediately referred to UNC Chapel Hill Hospital. Initial findings there after undergoing an ultra sound of the eye was retinoblastoma, and another immediate referral to a pediatric oncologist and pediatric retina specialist at Duke Hospital. Rayden then underwent another ultrasound, as well as a surgical procedure to diagnose his condition. While this procedure did not confirm or deny the initial diagnosis of retinoblastoma, it did confirm that his retina was totally detached, and all blood vessels around the eye were "dead" and unable to be reattached. Leaving Rayden permanently blind in his left eye. At this point in time, his parents and family are still waiting results of blood tests, samples and cultures for an accurate and final diagnosis.
In addition to Rayden, his mom and dad Corinne and Steven are parents to 5 year old Aj. Aj suffers from Type 1 diabetes. As you can imagine Corinne and Steven have their hands full between doctor appointments and specialists. They have used up their paid sick time, as well as any vacation time at both of their jobs. The goal of this fundraiser is to help them offset the costs of future trips to and from Duke, as well as offset the cost of glasses and other medical necessities and therapies for Rayden. Please help us reach our goal of $2000...and be a Ray of Sunshine for Rayden .

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  • ROSE GIBSON 
    • $10 
    • 29 mos
  • Ambie Hower 
    • $10 
    • 29 mos
  • john nucero 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Daneya Smalls 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Francesca Hoff 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer

Sheeri Lee Hightower 
Organizer
Wilmington, NC
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